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Governor Deal Stops Increase in State Gasoline Tax

June 19, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order to prevent the increase in the state’s gasoline tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Shrimp Season is Now Open!

June 15, 2012

Shrimp harvesting season has officially begun as of 6 a.m., May 30, 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division. This applies to both companies and individual fishermen.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

To confront increasing incidence of childhood obesity, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health have introduced Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that promotes childhood wellness.

Atlanta Public Schools Pre-K Registration

June 6, 2012

If you live in Atlanta and your child will be 4 years old on or before September 4, you should consider enrolling your son or daughter in the free, full-day pre-kindergarten program offered through Atlanta Public Schools.

Get Real-Time Traffic Updates Through Twitter

June 6, 2012

Stuck in traffic? Planning a trip? You can now receive live traffic updates from the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) through Twitter by simply following @NaviGAtor511.

Top Consumer Myths

June 1, 2012

Consumers can lose thousands of dollars a year due to common misconceptions about their rights.

Preparing for Hurricanes

May 31, 2012

Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Beryl passed through the state, pouring rains on Memorial Day weekend picnics and beach outings. Running from June 1 to November 30, hurricane season has officially arrived. 

Order Vital Records Online

May 28, 2012

The Georgia Technology Authority and Georgia Department of Public Health have created a new online service that lets you order Georgia birth and death certificates online.

School Is Out!

May 24, 2012

If you or your child attends a Georgia public school, you know that the last day of school is fast approaching.

Georgia public school schedules vary by county, and can be found in the attached 2011-2012 School Calendar file. 

Memorial Day 2012

May 24, 2012

All state services will be closed Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day.  State employees are not to report to work. All government agencies will reopen on Tuesday, May 29. 

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